Just ours, not the world, but it’s been bloody busy, and life changing.
In the past week:
Husband was offered an excellent work opportunity in Western Australia, FIFO Perth.
We did the figures and found that whichever way we looked at it (fly out from Hervey Bay or other option)
We discovered that if I took a teaching job somewhere outside of Perth, the WA education dept would pay relocation costs and travel AND provide subsidised housing.
We then discovered husband’s work would pay relocation costs, meaning we could consider Perth.
So we did. And we are. And we’ll probably be there in the holidays.
In the meantime, we’ve discussed selling our house here (and decided to, but then 24 hours changed our minds again – heart decision).
We ARE going to rent it, and gradually make improvements over the next few years so if/when we do return, we’ll have the house in the condition we want it.
In the next three weeks (before QLD school hols) we have to get removal quotes, do some basic house maintenance, figure out what to do with our lovely cat, pack up essentials for two or three weeks of homelessness, husband has to resign, organise flights, all that stuff.
On the holidays, we’ll leave the kids with the grandies, husband will start work, I’ll look for Term 4 work in Perth, and find us a place to live.
Something nice came out of telling my work we were leaving – my three supervisors (employing deputy, SOSE Head of Dept and Library Head of Dept) were all very disappointed and sad I was leaving, all three saying they wanted to keep me 🙂